Europe's first Intel powered smartphone looks set to be available in the UK in the coming weeks after Orange sent an invite to the media to see the device, codenamed the Santa Clara, in action.
V3 received the invite on Friday, offering the chance to get some hands-on time with the device on 31 May. The invite gave no mention of the Santa Clara's official launch date, though such events are usually a sign that the device is close to launch.
Samsung's "Come meet the next Galaxy" event followed a similar pattern at the start of May, with the company announcing the Galaxy S3's release date at the hands-on event.
The Santa Clara handset is the latest in Orange's ongoing series of own brand phones. Previously the company released the San Francisco and Monte Carlo handsets.
The Santa Clara was confirmed for European release at Mobile World Congress in February. The device will use Intel's Atom Z2460 single-core processor and will initially ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, although an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is expected later in the year.
The phone features a 4in display and measures in at 123x63x9.99mm. It also features 16GB of memory and an 8MP rear-facing camera.
There is currently no official information regarding the device's final cost, though Orange's previous own brand smartphones have usually launched in the £100 to £200 price bracket.
Check back with V3 closer to the time for a full review of the Santa Clara.